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    Former Vice President Joe Biden was nowhere to be seen on Saturday, one day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and arguably the most important day of his campaign so far.
    By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure. Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy's New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the Republican National Committee in August for “management consulting,” records filed on Sunday with the Federal Election Commission show. DeJoy faces an investigation by House Democrats who are exploring allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Hauck helped his then-boss...
    WASHINGTON – A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure. Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy's New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the Republican National Committee in August for “management consulting,” records filed on Sunday with the Federal Election Commission show. DeJoy faces an investigation by House Democrats who are exploring allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Hauck helped his then-boss in the endeavor by...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump’s reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure. Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy’s New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the Republican National Committee in August for “management consulting,” records filed on Sunday with the Federal Election Commission show. DeJoy faces an investigation by House Democrats who are exploring allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Hauck helped his then-boss in the endeavor...
    Joe Biden blamed President Donald Trump's 'lies and incompetence' for the death toll in the coronavirus pandemic, not mincing words as the U.S. death toll approached 200,000. The Democratic nominee used a campaign stop in Wisconsin to tout his blue-collar credentials and portray Trump as not caring about his supporters who risk contracting COVID to attend his campaign rallies. 'Due to Donald Trump's lies and incompetence, the past six months have seen the one of the greatest losses of life in American history,' he said during his remarks in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
    President Donald Trump used his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally on Saturday to accuse Joe Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs before his public appearances. But according to journalist and Democratic consultant John Aravosis, the president’s comments were a reflection of his own habits. “Many of Trump’s lies are tells,” he tweeted. “They’re a reflection of what HE’S actually done. It’s interesting that Trump talks about Biden being on ‘performance enhancing drugs’ when it’s Trump who is on a slurred-speech high tonight while being comatose yesterday.” Social media users appeared to agree with the writer’s claim. “The injection in the ass was very specific, almost a recollection,” one wrote. “Every accusation a confession,” tweeted another. Aravosis’ comment was a response to Vox...
    On “the brink of divorce” this summer, Kim Kardashian believed Kanye West’s promise that he would get back on his medication for his bipolar disorder, People is reporting. Kardashian, 39, therefore had “zero clue” that West, 42, was gearing up to go on another disturbing Twitter rampage, which this time included him posting a video of himself urinating on one of his Grammy awards, a source told People. “He’s off his meds,” the source said. “He promised he’d stay on them. The last time, part of his negotiation with Kim was that he’d get back on his medication and he would work very hard to control his impulses. He made a lot of promises. And now those promises are broken,...
    President Donald Trump admitted he offered taxpayer funded COVID tests to Big Ten football teams to start playing because he was furious over a Joe Biden campaign ad that blamed the president for empty stadiums.  'That's actually what got me into gear,' Trump told Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis Thursday morning. 'That was such a dirty thing to do. It was because of that I actually activated and got it done.'  The ad, which was released in late August, showed empty stadiums - including Pittsburgh's Heinz Field and Michigan's 'Big House' - beaches and church pews, and said 'Trump put America on the sidelines,' as the Star Spangled Banner played.  President Donald Trump, photographed during Wednesday's press briefing, said on...
    The biggest political story of 2016-19 was largely wrapped up this August, and it only made a blip in the news. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) published the final volume of its enormous investigation into how the Russian government influenced the 2016 election, this time focusing on how the Trump campaign was involved (what has become known as “Russiagate”). Remarkably, the committee is led by Republicans due to their Senate majority — a reasonable sign it was a credible investigation. Since then, there has been a steady drip of reporting about Russia’s apparent effort to influence this year’s election, like President Trump’s own Treasury Department sanctioning a Ukrainian friend of Rudy Giuliani for allegedly doing just that. This...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 17-year-old boy killed and another man hurt Monday in a north Minneapolis shooting were members of a Republican congressional candidate’s campaign. The Lacy Johnson campaign says the two victims were members of the outreach team and were not performing campaign duties when the shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of North Fremont and Dowling avenues. Minneapolis police say a group of people were standing outside of a Super USA convenience store when one or more shooters opened fire. The teenager and the man were hit, and emergency crews brought them to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. The teenager was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Investigators are still searching for the shooters, who fled the scene on...
    Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE for holding an indoor rally in Nevada over the weekend, with the Fox News contributor calling the decision amid the coronavirus pandemic "irresponsible." "Indoor rallies are irresponsible," Fleischer, who served in the George W. Bush administration, tweeted on Monday. "Covid-19 is real and this was a bad idea," he added. Indoor rallies are irresponsible. Covid-19 is real and this was a bad idea. https://t.co/JGto1F5suc— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 14, 2020The criticism comes...
    Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign told The Associated Press on Saturday that Pence's schedule had been changed. The campaign did not provide a reason or say whether the fundraiser might be held at a later time.  The change comes after the AP reported Wednesday that hosts Cayrn and Michael Borland in Bozeman, Montana, had shared QAnon memes and retweeted posts from QAnon accounts. Mike Pence had been due to attend a fundraiser on Monday hosted by QAnon backers Fundraiser plans: Caryn and Michael Borland will host top Republicans led by...
    AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial is back on in the U.K., company says Report: Alvin Kamara signs five-year, $75 million extension with Saints John Fogerty calls Trump a fortunate son and says its confounding that his Vietnam War-era song was played at the presidents rally © Getty Images/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts; MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images John Fogerty, who wrote "Fortunate Son," responded in a video about President Trump's use of the song at a recent campaign rally. Getty Images/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts; MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, President Trump arrived a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan, walking off Air Force One to the 1969 song "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. John Fogerty, the...
    John Fogerty, who wrote "Fortunate Son," responded in a video about President Trump's use of the song at a recent campaign rally. Getty Images/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts; MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, President Trump arrived a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan, walking off Air Force One to the 1969 song "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. John Fogerty, the musician who wrote the song, responded to Trump's use of his song via a Facebook video on Friday. "It's a song I could've written now, so I find it confusing, I would say, that the president has chosen to use my song for his political rallies, when in fact, it seems like he is probably the...
    Kathy Gray (pictured) revealed on the social media platform that she was kicked out of the rally that drew in several thousand Trump supporters to Freeland, Michigan A New York Times reporter claimed Thursday night that she was removed from President Donald Trump's rally in Michigan after she posted photos from the event on her Twitter.  Kathy Gray revealed on the social media platform that she was kicked out of the rally that drew several thousand Trump supporters to Freeland, Michigan.  'I've just been kicked out of the trump rally,' Gray wrote.  That tweet was then followed by another which reads: 'First for me: Trump campaign tracked me down from pics i tweeted and escorted me out.' The photos...
    On Wednesday, Donald Trump confessed that he had lied to the American public—over, and over, and over, and … you get the idea—about the danger posed by COVID-19. By doing so, and by purposely refusing to provide coordinated testing, or a national strategy, Trump deliberately condemned 200,000 Americans to die and 6 million others to suffer through the disease.  But, says Trump, there was a reason: He had to keep the country “calm.” He had to “avoid panic.” Except, in the case of COVID-19, telling people the truth would have allowed them to understand that this was far worse than the flu, that it wasn’t going to go away, that it would be months before the situation improved, and that...
    An Elizabeth Warren campaign surrogate fled his upstate New York Airbnb in fear over the weekend, claiming it was full of Satanic ornaments and being used for devil worship but has since been told by the host and the Church of Satan that he has an overactive imagination.   Frederick Joseph, formerly the national surrogate for Warren and Bernie Sanders, rented the house for himself, his fiancée, his eight-year-old brother and his cousin for two nights for $1,150.  When they arrived, he said they found 'a bunch of imagery, candles, books, etc for rituals and what looked like devil worship'.  He claimed they were all so frightened that they left and fumed at Airbnb for not giving him a refund.  ...
    President Trump defended his administration's coronavirus response following new revelations that he admitted to downplaying the threat of COVID-19 amid worldwide spread, in a March interview with journalist Bob Woodward. President Trump told reporters at the White House, Wednesday, he "had to show calm," amid the virus' dramatic spread, report CBS News digital White House reporter Kathryn Watson and campaign reporter Nicole Sganga. But in a recorded interview with Woodward on February 7, the president recalled a recent conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the virus, calling it "more deadly" than "even your strenuous flus," and difficult to address because "it goes through air." Mr. Trump told Woodward, "This is deadly stuff." Just three days later, Mr. Trump stated publicly at an event with...
    As the presidential campaign enters the post-Labor Day home stretch, the Trump campaign has invested heavily in swing-state advertising that labels former Vice President Joe Biden as both too weak on crime and too tough on crime. But every time the Trump campaign hits Biden for his authorship of the 1994 omnibus crime bill that vastly expanded funding for police and the construction of prisons—part of a concerted effort to weaken the former vice president’s standing among Black voters—they are omitting the fact that a key member of the cabinet derided the law as not tough enough.  “Yes, more police,” Bill Barr, fresh off his first stint at the helm of the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, told...
    The Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation that rape accuser E. Jean Carroll filed against him after he called her a liar. Trump was acting 'within the scope' of his job as president, DOJ wrote in a new memo filed with the court as the suit moves to a new evidentiary phase – in a bid that would have a stable of taxpayer-paid government lawyers take up the defense.  Trump accused Carroll of 'totally lying' and said she was 'not my type' when she came out with an essay accusing him of raping her in the Bergdorf Goodman store in  Manhattan in 1995 or 1996.  E. Jean Carroll claims Donald Trump...
    It was the first time Joan Herbert had made her political views so public. She was nervous but said she was pleased the finished campaign advertisement got her pro-Trump message across so clearly. Sitting in a darkened bedroom, the Pennsylvania mother of four delivered her message without speaking, flipping through a series of cue cards. “I’m afraid to say this out loud,” reads one. “I won’t risk my children’s future with Biden.” But as the Trump campaign ad circulated last month, the congratulatory phone calls from friends quickly turned to confused inquiries about whether she supported President Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Some people called and asked, 'Which is the real one? Are you really a Biden supporter...
    The Texas girl who is seen on a viral video accusing her mother's fiancé of sexually abusing her wrote a series of heartbreaking notes to her father – including one that contained code words for her to use on the phone when she felt endangered. Sophie, nine, is at the center of a bitter custody battle between her father Michael, 41, of Seguin, Texas, and her mother Kelly, 34, of Frisco, Texas, that has dragged on for more than five years since their divorce in July 2015. Although custody was initially evenly split between both parents, their relationship has become increasingly acrimonious and a judge awarded custody to mom Kelly who eventually took the children to live more than 200...
    In a Fox News “Media Buzz” interview, Trump 2020 Press Communications Director Erin Perrine hit out at The Atlantic's use of anonymous sources in a report claiming President Trump disparaged fallen U.S. soldiers. Perrine said it’s “really clear that The Atlantic sources are lying,” citing current and former administration officials who have gone on the record to deny the article. “There's White House emails that prove that this story is false and you have eight people of the 10 that have gone on the record with direct, firsthand knowledge,” she said. “These aren't sources. These are people who were really there and are out there saying that this is false.” TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN BLASTS REPORT TRUMP DISPARAGED AMERICAN WAR DEAD AS 'FAKE' “I think it's...
    Former FBI official Peter Strzok said in an interview published Friday that the Steele dossier was a “problem” for the Trump-Russia probe because it sent investigators off “on a series of wild goose chases.” “The report was very typical of information that the FBI often receives. It comes from several sources, including some suspect sources. Some of it is bullshit, and some of it is rumor, and some of it is disinformation,” Strzok told The Atlantic. “From our perspective,” Strzok said of the dossier, “some of it was a distraction.” Strzok’s comments mark one of the strongest public critiques to date from an FBI official regarding the dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The FBI relied...
    Senior Trump campaign official Jason Miller appears to have been paid about $20,000 a month for work done for a nonprofit co-founded by indicted former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, according to public court filings obtained by Salon. The nonprofit — now reportedly under investigation in connection with the federal charges against Bannon — started paying Miller the same month that Bannon’s associates learned they were under federal investigation, court documents and public reports show. The Trump campaign has not disclosed any payments to Miller since news of his hiring broke in June — nor has the campaign disclosed any salary payments to campaign manager Bill Stepien, according to mandatory federal filings. Publicly available court documents obtained by Salon together with Federal Election Commission (FEC) records suggest that the campaign is paying Miller $35,000 a month, apparently through non-public indirect transactions. Prosecutors...
    Roger Sollenberger September 1, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) Senior Trump campaign official Jason Miller appears to have been paid about $20,000 a month for work done for a nonprofit co-founded by indicted former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, according to public court filings obtained by Salon. The nonprofit — now reportedly under investigation in connection with the federal charges against Bannon — started paying Miller the same month that Bannon's associates learned they were under federal investigation, court documents and public reports show. : The Trump campaign has not disclosed any payments to Miller since news of his hiring broke in June — nor has the campaign disclosed any salary payments to campaign manager Bill Stepien, according to mandatory federal filings. Publicly available court documents obtained by Salon together with Federal Election Commission (FEC) records suggest that the campaign is paying...
    Susan Walsh/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Former longtime intelligence officials saw President Donald Trump’s extensive history of financial dealings with Russia as such a possible national security threat, they thought it warranted a sweeping investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 election. But as a new book notes, from the start of the investigation, the Justice Department narrowed the inquiry to a criminal investigation into whether the Trump campaign associates broke laws in connection to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. What’s more, it did not tell the the FBI about the investigation, “all but ensuring it would go nowhere,” writes Michael S. Schmidt in his upcoming book, Donald Trump...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden finally condemned the ongoing violence in Kenosha, Wis. and cities across the country after his campaign initially "misjudged how important it was to the American people," pollster and president of Maslansky & Partners, Lee Carter told “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday. "I think it's important that we take note of this shift on the violence, because it's really really important to the American people, and I think that his campaign might have misjudged how important it was to the American people and what it meant," Carter said. BAIER CALLS BIDEN DENUNCIATION OF VIOLENCE 'VERY LATE IN COMING' Biden's forceful condemnation of the ongoing violence came amid a storm of headlines urging the Democratic candidate to address the issue. In a video message shared on Wednesday, the former vice president disavowed the violence while...
    American Working Families, a Democratic outside group, pulled an ad it ran about the House race in Massachusetts 1st Congressional District after it caught flak for its remarks on Holyoke Mayor and candidate Alex Morse (D). The ad, which had already been on the air and web, hit Morse’s record as mayor, accused his campaign of being bankrolled by other outside groups and hit him over “sexual relationships with college students.”         “Alex Morse, terrible judgement and a terrible record,” a narrator concludes. This is the ad they sent to stations with the concluding sentences: “Now Alex Morse admits to sexual relationships with college students -- even while he was a university lecturer. Alex Morse, terrible judgment, we don’t need...
    It seems that the Left’s common response to the various black American speakers at the RNC is to dismiss them as Uncle Toms, race traitors, or tokens. In the case of Alice Marie Johnson, who praised President Trump’s work on criminal justice reform, Politico claimed she was “propped up” by the Trump campaign. “Alice Johnson, a key player in Trump’s criminal justice reform push, delivered her RNC address tonight. She’s been propped up as one of the most prominent beneficiaries of the terms of the First Step Act. Kim Kardashian played a role in her prison release,” Politico tweeted on Thursday night. Alice Johnson, a key player in Trump’s criminal justice reform push, delivered her RNC address tonight. She’s been...
    Sen. Tom Cotton downplayed rumors that he'll run for president in 2024 ahead of his Thursday speech at the Republican National Convention. "My name is on the ticket right now in Arkansas," Cotton, R-Ark., told "Mornings with Maria" on Wednesday. "I hope the people of Arkansas will trust me with another six years in the United States Senate." COTTON TO 'CRUSH BIDEN ON CHINA' IN THURSDAY RNC SPEECH, ADVISER SAYS Cotton's July trip to New Hampshire – the state that for a century has held the first primary in the race for the White House  – sparked more speculation that the veteran Army infantry officer who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars may have his own national ambitions in 2024. Republican Sen....
    As the weird facsimile of a Republican National Convention launched on Monday night, the latest polls for President Trump were almost unremittingly bad. He’s behind everywhere that really matters, including by a hair in the most recent surveys out of Texas and Ohio. What’s more, the news environment was bad for Trump, his family, and his political allies. Closest to home, word got out that Trump’s niece had surreptitiously taped his sister making disparaging and hurtful remarks about him. Someone else had secretly taped his wife Melania dumping on him and her step kids. One of these step kids, Eric Trump, was in hot water for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the New York attorney general for Trump Organization records. The president had also just lost a...
    President Donald Trump's disgraced personal lawyer Michael Cohen is starring in an ad financed by a Democratic group that dropped just hours before the first night of the Republican National Convention.  'I'm here to tell you he can't be trusted and you shouldn't believe a word he utters,' Cohen says of his former boss, in an ad from the Democratic super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century.   Cohen, now out of jail thanks to the coronavirus crisis, says he knows the 'real Donald Trump' and that he was 'part of creating an illusion.'  President Donald Trump's ex-fixer Michael Cohen starred in a new Trump-bashing ad that was released in the hours before the first night of the Republican National Convention ...
    President Donald Trump took Ivanka Trump with him on the campaign trail to North Carolina Monday to make up for the convention not being held in the state the whole week.   'I love North Carolina. And I promised my sister-in-law that I would say that with particular emphasis because Lara Trump has told me more about this amazing state than I think just about anywhere,' Ivanka Trump told a crowd at a food production plant in Mills River, outside of Asheville. 'I may know more about North Carolina than I do about New York and I've lived there most of my life.'  Both Ivanka and the president were making up for North Carolina getting to host only a partial Republican...
    President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore in 2018. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press) Days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Barack Obama gave him an urgent warning: North Korea was a serious threat and might soon be capable of marrying a nuclear warhead to a long-range missile that could reach American shores. Almost four years after that meeting at the White House, as Trump faces the prospect of possibly turning over the presidency to Joe Biden, there is little evidence the danger has been reduced, despite the most sustained and aggressive diplomacy of Trump’s tenure. If anything, North Korea poses a greater threat, according to Korea specialists: The country has tested and...
    President Donald Trump’s campaign used a deceptively-edited clip of CNN’s Jake Tapper in order to falsely claim that former Vice President Joe Biden was “lying about Charlottesville” during his closing speech at the Democratic National Convention. Biden, who has often cited Trump’s response to Charlottesville as the inspiration for his presidential run, referenced the tragedy during his extraordinarily well-received speech Thursday night, saying: Just a week ago yesterday was the third anniversary of the events in Charlottesville. Remember seeing those neo-Nazis and Klansmen and white supremacists coming out of the fields with lighted torches? Veins bulging? Spewing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ’30s? Remember the violent clash that ensued between those spreading hate and those...
    Getty Steve Bannon, former top advisor for Donald Trump, was arrested on August 20, 2020. Stephen K. Bannon was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering on August 20, 2020. The former top advisor to President Donald Trump was on a 150-foot yacht owned by Chinese Billionaire Gui Wengui when he was taken into custody by postal inspectors. The mega yacht, named Lady May, is worth $28 million according to Hartford Courant. Local residents said it was anchored just off West Beach in Westbrook on Thursday morning. Bannon was arrested while Lady May was cruising through the Long Island Sound. VideoVideo related to steve bannon was arrested on 150-foot yacht owned by chinese...
    Kirsten Dunst has no idea why Kanye West included her in his latest presidential campaign art. On Wednesday, the 43-year-old rapper — who announced his 2020 presidential run in July — shared a collage on Twitter that featured “Kanye 2020 Vision” in boxes alongside a slew of faces, including Dunst’s, as well as Vogue’s Anna Wintour. “What’s the message here, and why am I apart of it?” the 38-year-old actress responded to West’s post. A rep for Dunst confirmed Thursday to Page Six that West did not reach out ahead of time, nor was he authorized to use her photo. Earlier this summer, West declared that he will run for president as a member of the “Birthday Party,” despite...
    Kirsten Dunst has no idea why Kanye West included her in his latest presidential campaign art. On Wednesday, the 43-year-old rapper — who announced his 2020 presidential run in July — shared a collage on Twitter that featured “Kanye 2020 Vision” in boxes alongside a slew of faces, including Dunst’s, as well as Vogue’s Anna Wintour. see also Kanye West shows off 2020 Vision merch for his presidential run The rapper took to Twitter Wednesday morning to share images... “What’s the message here, and why am I apart of it?” the 38-year-old actress responded to West’s post. A rep for Dunst confirmed Thursday to Page Six that West did not reach out ahead of time, nor was he...
    Meaghan Ellis August 20, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump took aim at the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) yet again as he criticized the former senator’s presidential run against former President Barack Obama. On Thursday morning, the president retweeted a clip of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. With the shared video clip, Trump tweeted in agreement with Palin as he insisted “deadheads” were responsible for sabotaging McCain’s campaign. He also took a shot at the late senator as he described him as “a lousy candidate with lots of bad policy.” “Sarah is correct. McCain was a lousy candidate with lots of bad policy, but the “deadheads” sabotaged his campaign from...
     STEVE Bannon was indicted on Thursday for illegally funneling $25 million, prosecutors say. Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested along with three others. 5Prosecutors have revealed that Steve Bannon was indicted on ThursdayCredit: Corbis - Getty 5In August 2017, President Trump reportedly fired Bannon from the White HousCredit: Splash News 5Steve Bannon, right, served on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 electionCredit: AFP - Getty Who is Steve Bannon? Steve Bannon served on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. The former banker also served in the White House before leaving in late 2017. The 64-year-old has been described as the "most dangerous political operative in America." He was born into a...
    A new 966-page report released Tuesday by the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee reads like the bestselling spy thriller that the Special Counsel's Russia investigation failed to deliver. The new details are a simply stunning indictment of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian government officials and intelligence operations suggesting that, at best, Trump campaign officials worked in close coordination with Russian operatives throughout much of the election. At worst, the document could be viewed as evidence that the Trump campaign ultimately became a front for a Russian influence operation.   Of the many revelatory details included in Volume 5 of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia report, the new information related to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are among the most damning of all. Manafort's...
    Alice Johnson, the criminal justice reform advocate whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump two years ago, has been booked by Team Trump to address the Republican National Convention next week, she confirmed to The Daily Beast. “I’ll be there talking about criminal justice reform, that is my main mission,” Johnson said in a brief phone call Tuesday afternoon. “I’m there because I’ve been affected by our criminal justice system, and that’s my mission.” Johnson was released from the Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution in 2018 after serving 21 years of a life sentence on federal cocaine trafficking charges. Trump commuted her sentence after celebrity activist Kim Kardashian directly lobbied the president on Johnson’s behalf. Johnson’s presence at the...
    A Senate Intelligence Committee report says a longtime associate of President Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman may have been involved in the release of hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. The bipartisan report describes Konstantin Kilimnik as a Russian intelligence officer and is the furthest US officials have gone in calling him an agent of the Kremlin, Politico said. Kilimnik has longstanding ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a veteran Republican strategist who was convicted of tax evasion, unregistered lobbying for foreign entities and other crimes in 2018 as part of then-special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Manafort was released from prison in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Filed under 2016 election ,  democratic national committee...
    A police report was filed on Monday against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) for allegedly shoving a minor. The incident involving the eight-term congresswoman allegedly occurred over the weekend and was catalogued in a TikTok video by 16-year-old climate activist Martina Velasquez. “I want to tell y’all about my experience with Debbie yesterday,” Velasquez says in the clip that went viral late Sunday evening. “I’m not only a child at the age of 16, but I’m also a constituent and an activist–and in very specific, a climate activist. When I was handing out palm cards to voters and explaining how Debbie was not endorsed by any climate activists other than the Sierra Club–which is historically racist. She ended up shoving...
    A senior advisor to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Chinese dictator Mao Zedong was one of her “favorite political philosophers” during a speech to graduating high schoolers in 2009. Anita Dunn, who was temporarily granted effective control of Biden’s campaign in February and now serves as a senior advisor, said Mao and Mother Teresa were “the two people that I turn to most” when she needs to encourage others to break from the mold and blaze their own trail in life. “In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over … the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything...
    Olivia Nuzzi’s stunning look inside the Trump presidential campaign confirms everything we’ve been saying, for so long—that it’s a disorganized disaster of a mess, riven by internal discord and rival factions, with no guiding strategy that could plausibly give the incumbent president a path to reelection.  We’ve seen and discussed it before, but Nuzzi offers new insight. About the nepotism and grift that infects the campaign?  “The campaign was spending all this money on silly things. Brad’s businesses kept making money,” the first senior White House official told me. “Everyone was like, What does he even do? He’s just milking the family, basically. And nobody could understand why Jared and the family were putting up with it. That was the talk...
    The claim was made across multiple shows on the network, throughout the day. The network aired claims from both its own hosts, anchors, reporters, and pundits, as well as from guests appearing on Fox News' various programs. "Fox & Friends," the network’s morning news show, made the false claim 47 times in that period. "America's Newsroom," Fox News' midday program that it has claimed is a source of straight news reporting and not opinion, nonetheless pushed the false storyline 33 times. The story was also frequently mentioned in Fox's prime time lineup. "Hannity," "The Ingraham Angle," and "Tucker Carlson Carlson Tonight" promoted the claim a total of 63 times. Fox News hosts who've repeated the talking point include Sean Hannity,...
    Ozark star Jason Bateman promoted his upcoming podcast with Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday, fawning over Biden’s far-left California Democrat running mate. “Phew. I thought I was dreaming,” the Dodgeball and Arrested Development star wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a preview of their conversation. “On the ticket AND on the podcast. MONDAY!” In the clip provided from the Smartless podcast, Harris is heard talking about cooking with her husband Doug, with Bateman laughing hysterically in the background. Listen below:  Phew. I thought I was dreaming. On the ticket AND on the podcast. MONDAY! ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ https://t.co/mcM81w5Qyt pic.twitter.com/mZUjaDE5QW — Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) August 13, 2020 Harris was announced by Biden as his running mate on Tuesday. The 77-year-old described her as being “ready to lead the nation...
    Washington (CNN)White House senior adviser Jared Kushner confirmed on Thursday that he had a "friendly discussion" about policy with Kanye West in Colorado, saying the conversation wasn't necessarily focused on the rapper's presidential campaign. West's meeting with Kushner was first reported by The New York Times earlier this week. According to the Times, West was camping in Colorado and flew to Telluride to meet with Kushner and his wife, first daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump. When asked if he discussed West's presidential campaign during the meeting, Kushner said: "We had a general discussion more about policy." He didn't indicate that there were any other discussions besides the Colorado meeting.Forbes reported that West had recently been telling associates...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., being added to the ticket for the Democratic Party's presidential campaign was “an early Christman present,” said Eric Trump on Thursday. “She didn’t do too well in the primaries. You saw that she got under 2% in the total vote,” the Trump Organization executive vice president told “Fox & Friends.” HARRIS EMBRACES RUNNING MATE ATTACK DOG ROLE - SAYS CASE AGAINST TRUMP 'OPEN AND SHUT' Joe Biden's naming of Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate is already paying off. The presumptive Democratic nominee and former vice president announced on Wednesday that his campaign's raised a staggering $26 million since Tuesday's running mate announcement. VideoEric Trump said that Harris failed her home city San Francisco and she has “compared the police...
    A POWER outage plagued the start of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' first joint campaign appearance after she was named VP pick. The pair are making their first joint campaign appearance after Harris was named the Democratic Vice Presidential pick. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first joint appearance in Delaware on WednesdayCredit: Alamy Live News 7Harris revealed her excitement to be Biden's VP pick in a video showing when she accepted the offerCredit: AP:Associated Press 7People were seen waiting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the Wednesday campaign evenCredit: Reuters "We seemed to have had a brief partial power outage - there...
    MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya's campaign team said on Tuesday that she had been forced to leave the country by the authorities amid bloody protests against the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko. "She was taken out of the country by the authorities. Svetlana had no choice. Five minutes before the visit, we discussed our future plans and she was certainly not intending to leave the country," Olga Kovalkova told Reuters. Tikhanouskaya's campaign team had been unable to reach her for hours on Monday, the day after the election, but by Tuesday morning she had joined her children in neighbouring Lithuania. The state border committee later confirmed her departure. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky and Maxim Rodionov; Writing...
    wittlelizzy/TikTok A video of a woman in a California supermarket claiming to be from the "Freedom to Breathe Agency" was widely shared over the weekend. It shows her telling a store employee that she is breaking the law by trying to enforce mask-wearing in store. In fact, wearing a mask in stores is compulsory under California public health rules. The Freedom to Breathe Agency is not a government agency, and has been warned by the real US government after distributing fake exemption cards marked with the Department of Justice seal. An associated Facebook page — Unmasking America —  was also shut down after spreading coronavirus-related misinformation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A video being widely...
              Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told Fox News that he had chosen a vice presidential candidate; however, Biden’s campaign denied he had selected a running mate. While riding his bike Saturday morning, Fox News asked Biden if he decided on a vice presidential nominee. The former vice president jokingly said he had chosen a person and told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy that it was “you” he had decided upon. When the video of this exchange hit Twitter, the Biden campaign quickly denied he had picked a candidate. NEW: Joe Biden tells Fox’s Peter Doocy he’s picked a running mate while on a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Peter Doocy: “Have you...
    If President Trump were leading in the polls against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, he probably wouldn't want more debates, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace told the "Brian Kilmeade Show" Thursday. Wallace, who moderated the third presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, said the first of three presidential debates is set to take place Sept. 29 and the Commission on Presidential Debates will not make a change. TRUMP TELLS GERALDO RIVERA THAT BIDEN AND DEMS ARE 'AGAINST THE BIBLE' "If they were to open it up and say 'no let's set another debate, I just think it would jeopardize a lot of things," Wallace claimed. "If Donald Trump were leading, instead of trailing in the polls, my...
    President Trump on Thursday slammed Joe Biden for asking a black journalist if he was a “junkie.” “It was a great insult to the black community,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn as he departed for a trip to Ohio. Biden, 77, snapped on Wednesday when asked by CBS correspondent Errol Barnett if he had taken a cognitive test, as Trump suggested Biden do. “Come on, man. That’s like saying to you, before you got on this program, if you had to take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?” Biden replied. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders in this year’s primaries with strong...
    Sally Yates, who served as Deputy Attorney General during a critical period as the Russia collusion hoax evolved in 2016-17, trashed fired FBI director James Comey during her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  She readily agreed that Comey went “rogue” in his unauthorized pursuit of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.  But that, of course, was stating the obvious.  It was too easy.  Comey managed to turn himself into a human piñata when he engaged in blatant acts of corruption. Like Comey, Yates was a model of prevarication and insincerity on nearly all other matters.  She minimized her own negligence and incompetence while blaming everyone else. EX-US ATTORNEY REJECTS SALLY YATES CLAIM COMEY WENT 'ROGUE' ON...
    Savannah Rychcik August 5, 2020 0 Comments Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where she told lawmakers the Obama administration was not surveilling the Trump campaign in 2016. Yates sparred with the GOP during her testimony as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pressed her on a FISA application filed to monitor the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Cruz asked Yates when she became aware the Obama administration was surveilling the Trump administration. “The Obama Administration was not surveilling the Donald Trump campaign,” Yates said. Cruz clarified asking Yates, “So a FISA application is not surveillance?” Yates argued Page was considered a former member of the Trump campaign at the time the FISA application...
    Donald Trump brandishing his giant picture graphs during an interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Donald Trump has said so many incomprehensibly dumb things over the course of his presidency that it's easy to look at his Axios interview with Jonathan Swan and think, yep, just another notch in the belt girding Trump’s blubber.  From wondering aloud if injecting disinfectant could cure coronavirus to musing about "very fine" neo-Nazis to Sharpie editing a hurricane path, Trump's latest blunder is always mystifyingly more stunning, tragic, and sometimes tragically hilarious than the last. But Trump's interview with Swan, coming at a particularly fraught moment for both the country and Trump's reelection campaign, has the very real possibility of rising above the fray to become more...
    After President Donald Trump’s campaign sent out an email promoting mask-wearing, CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked on Monday, “Where was this months ago!?” in regards to the president’s delayed promotion of facial coverings that only began in early July. The email sent on Monday afternoon entitled “Patriots Wear Face Masks” asked his supporters to give masks “a shot.” “I don’t love wearing them either. Masks may be good, they may be just okay, or they may be great,” the email read. His campaign’s change in tone around masks started in the beginning of July, where Trump wore a mask in public for the first time in public  and was photographed with a navy facial covering. That came after months of Trump...
    Herman Cain, the Godfather’s Pizza boss who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2011, has died at age 74 of complications from the coronavirus in his hometown of Atlanta, where he had been hospitalized for four weeks after he appeared as a warm-up act for President Donald Trump at a June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain’s final public appearance—at an event where masks were scorned and he didn’t wear one—was arguably ironic, but it was undeniably typical: The boisterous businessman turned politician turned conservative political commentator was all in for Trump, whose rise to power was forecast in several telling ways by Cain’s own career.  It was Cain who first accustomed voters to the idea of a malaprop-prone outsider with no political...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump has an Achilles' heel when it comes to Russia. Over the years, he's made no secret that he has a soft spot for the country and its authoritarian leader, President Vladimir Putin. Trump has proved that he is willing to reject widely held US foreign policy views and align himself with the Kremlin on everything from Russian interference in US elections to the war in Syria. Most recently, Trump has denied the veracity of US intelligence reports accusing Russia of paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan. Pressed on the topic during an interview with Axios that was released on Wednesday, Trump said he did not raise the issue during a recent phone...
    Republican Sen. David Perdue’s campaign took down a Facebook ad that appeared to make Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s nose bigger, following accusations of anti-Semitism. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, June 20, 2017 in Tucker, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  The Facebook ad, showing cutout photos of Ossoff and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, said, “Democrats are trying to buy Georgia!” The Ossoff campaign noted that both he and Schumer are Jewish. “Sitting U.S. Senator David Perdue’s digital attack ad distorted my face to enlarge and extend my nose. I’m Jewish. This is the oldest, most obvious, least original anti-Semitic trope in history,” said Ossoff. The Perdue campaign deleted the ad following a report by the Jewish publication The Forward. A...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Monday that former MI6 spy Christopher Steele turned "Russian disinformation" into "a Tom Clancy novel" in the form of his now-infamous dossier, which the FBI bought "hook, line and sinker." Graham was reacting to the news that emerged over the weekend that Igor Danchenko, a 42-year-old former senior research analyst for the liberal Brookings Institution, was the primary source for Steele, whose dossier was used to obtain wiretaps of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Host Sean Hannity noted to Graham that the FBI claimed on their FISA application to surveil Page that their source was foreign-based. SECRET SOURCE FOR ANTI-TRUMP STEELE DOSSIER IS REVEALED "I don't know about you," Graham said, "but I always...
    Addison Rae. Courtesy of American Eagle OutfittersTikTok celebrates creativity and so does American Eagle. As a part of the style retailer’s AExME Again to Faculty 2020 marketing campaign, it plugged gifted younger folks to signify the model’s new fall choices. Addison Rae is the star of the community-focused marketing campaign. The TikTok sensation leads the artistic video, showcasing the model’s new stretchy Girls’s Dream Denims, that are dance challenge-approved, after all. “I’ve been sporting American Eagle denims for so long as I can keep in mind, so being part of the again to high school marketing campaign felt genuine to my actual fashion,” stated the Louisiana native in an announcement. “AE understands what my technology needs, and I like how...
    Lewis Hamilton has slammed Sir Jackie Stewart and Formula One legend Mario Andretti and labelled them 'ignorant' over their lack of support for his anti-racism campaign. The six-time world champion has been the most vocal figure in F1 since the season finally kicked off this month – and he is pushing for more to be done to promote diversity in the sport. The Brit played a key part in launching the Race As One campaign, which has led to some unity between drivers during the opening three races. Lewis Hamilton has slammed Sir Jackie Stewart and Formula One legend Mario Andretti Andretti suggested that world champion Hamilton had become 'militant' in his viewpoint The Brit (fifth from...
    The lawyer who murdered New Jersey Judge Esther Salas' son made racist remarks about her and other Latinas in thousands of online ramblings after devoting his life to tearing down women's rights in the wake of an embarrassing break-up with his Russian bride.  Roy Den Hollander is believed to be the gunman who shot dead 20-year-old Daniel Ardel, Judge Esther Salas' son, on Sunday and injured her husband Mark.  He then killed himself in the Catskills and his body was found on Monday.  In a 1,700-page self-published book online, which he dedicated to 'mother - may she burn in hell' - he described his failed love life, troubled law career and 2018 melanoma diagnosis.  Hollander also discussed Salas at length. ...
    A Freeport, Maine brewery has canceled a Trump re-election campaign that was scheduled for Wednesday, with the owners saying they were not told it was an official campaign event. Brad and Nancy Nadeau, the owners of Stars and Stripes Brewing, said they were told some Trump campaign personnel, including the president’s daughter-in-law Lara TrumpLara Lea TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech Trump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition MORE, planned to come to the brewery for a drink and get pizza from...
    ‘We have not seen evidence of any individuals affiliated with the Trump team in contact with [Russian intelligence officers].” How much wasted time on pointless investigations could have been prevented had Peter Strzok, then one of the FBI’s top counterintelligence officials who was spearheading the Bureau’s Trump-Russia investigation, said this publicly one month into President Trump’s term? But no, it was a private note by Strzok, for consumption within the FBI, to debunk a Feb. 14, 2017, New York Times article. The news story, a compilation by five of the Times’s top reporters, working four unnamed sources (the usual “current and former American officials”), claimed that members of the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” before...
    The Senate Judiciary Committee released a declassified document Friday that shows former FBI agent Peter Strzok knew that a February 2017 article in the New York Times suggesting Russia “collusion” was false in almost every respect. The document includes Strzok’s digital annotations on a Times article, “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence,” which claimed that former and current U.S. “officials” had alleged that “members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials.” Strzok added a note in the margins: “This statement is misleading and inaccurate as written. We have not seen evidence of any individuals affiliated with the Turmp campaign in contact with IOs [intelligence officials.]” Strzok also...
    John Durham was chosen by Attorney General William Barr to lead a review into the Russia investigation The U.S. Attorney who is heading a criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation is to release his findings by the end of the summer. The review which became a criminal investigation last fall has been derided by Democrats as simply a scheme to damage President Trump's Democrat rivals before November's election.   But Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec, said that the report was not the 'goal' of the criminal investigation but that it will be 'pivotal to the restoration of that one tiered system of justice.'  'There is a story to be told there. The American people deserve resolution, and frankly, justice...
    Marc Jacobs believes everybody is ideal precisely as they’re. The style designer, 57, launched a brand new perfume on Thursday that he hopes conjures up followers to be their finest selves. Referred to as Excellent Marc Jacobs ($96), the scent — which options prime notes of rhubarb and daffodil in addition to a coronary heart of almond milk and base notes of cedarwood and cashmeran — is impressed by a really private message Jacobs had tattooed on his wrist after a 2007 stint in rehab. “I tattooed ‘good’ on my wrist to remind me that, once I’m taking a look at myself and wishing I may very well be stronger on this approach or higher at that factor, I...
    Marc Jacobs believes everyone is perfect exactly as they are. The fashion designer, 57, released a new fragrance on Thursday that he hopes inspires fans to be their best selves. Called Perfect Marc Jacobs ($96), the scent — which features top notes of rhubarb and daffodil as well as a heart of almond milk and base notes of cedarwood and cashmeran — is inspired by a very personal message Jacobs had tattooed on his wrist after a 2007 stint in rehab. “I tattooed ‘perfect’ on my wrist to remind me that, when I’m looking at myself and wishing I could be stronger in this way or better at that thing, I can just say no, I’m exactly how I...
    Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Thursday that Brad Parscale was not demoted but rather shifted into a digital strategy position on the Trump campaign team. “While the D.C. elite and the establishment and the media really care about the palace intrigue stories like this, it doesn’t really affect the American people at all. Titles consume so many here in the Beltway bubble but for those at home they just want to make sure their lives are better,” Gidley told “America’s Newsroom.” TRUMP REPLACES CAMPAIGN MANAGER Brad Parscale’s abrupt move Wednesday night “shocked” some inside the Trump campaign, sources familiar with the move told Fox News, even as President Trump’s sliding poll numbers and the recent Tulsa rally debacle had raised...
    Kanye West has reportedly decided to call it quits on his run in the 2020 Presidential election, less than two weeks after he first marked his entrance into the race.   According to the Intelligencer, West hired campaign staff who were looking into getting his name listed as a third-party candidate in Florida and several other states, but the team has now been told the bid is off.  Steve Kramer, an election strategist hired by West to focus on getting his name on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina, told the publication on Thursday, 'He’s out'. Yet, West's bid was serious and there were 180 people working in the ground in Florida when the decision was made to call the effort...
    Longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone says he suffers from asthma that would have brought certain death had the president not commuted his jail sentence.  'I'm asthmatic,' Stone said. 'Sending me to a prison where I could not be socially distanced ... would, I think, be a death sentence,' he told Axios in an interview following the president's extraordinary Friday night intervention in his case. Trump's lawyers had cited health issues in a failed effort to get the courts to overrule federal judge Amy Berman Jackson and delay Stone's sentence, which was to have begun Tuesday at a federal prison in Georgia. Roger Stone makes an appearance outside his house wearing a Free Roger Stone T-Shirt on July 12,...
    U.K. Court documents released on Wednesday reveal that as early as July 5, 2016, the FBI was aware that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele had acknowledged that then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton personally knew that he was commissioned to compile the now thoroughly discredited Trump-Russia dossier. Notes taken by the FBI indicate that Steele was told that Clinton herself was aware that he was commissioned to create the Trump-Russia dossier which alleges collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, amongst various other wild allegations. Three months later, the FBI would conceal this critical information from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in order to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump’s tangential...
              Bill Hagerty’s Senate campaign confirmed with The Tennessee Star that the Republican has resigned from the board of an investment firm that issued statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hagerty previously served as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Japan and was endorsed by the president in the race to replace Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who is retiring at the end of his current term. A story published Saturday by The National Pulse revealed that Hagerty was (up until Saturday) on the board of R.J. O’Brien and Associates, a multi-billion dollar investment firm. “R.J. O’Brien stands proudly with the African American Community in support of EQUALITY & PEACE,” the company said...
    The person who led the California team for Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign said she was demoted a day after undergoing cancer treatment. Susie Shannon, who served as the campaign's political director in the state, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday claiming that "outrageous and compassionless conduct" by the Vermont senator's team led to her "forced resignation solely because she had the misfortune of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer that required major surgery to treat the disease." Micha Star Liberty, Shannon's lawyer, told NBC News that her client declined to sign a non-disclosure agreement from the campaign in exchange for money and two months of health insurance. A spokesman for the Sanders campaign, Mike Casca, said, "We've...
    President Trump’s Friday night commutation of the unjust 40-month prison sentence given to Roger Stone for convictions of lying to Congress and witness tampering was necessary to correct a grave injustice and abuse of power. Now — at long last —   the tragedy of Stone’s wrongful and politically motivated indictment, trial, conviction, sentencing and the rejection of his appeal is nearly over. This is a prosecution that should have never happened, and one that was motivated entirely by ego, politics and hatred of President Trump. The saga began with a predawn SWAT team raid on Stone’s Florida home, televised by a gleeful CNN crew that — by an amazing “coincidence” – happened to be on the scene. It looked like...
    President Trump's campaign rally in New Hampshire that was planned for Saturday has been postponed due to incoming Tropical Storm Fay, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday. The campaign said in a statement that the rally, which was supposed to be held in an outside venue, will be rescheduled and a "new date will be announced soon." "The rally scheduled for Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been postponed for safety reasons because of Tropical Storm Fay," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement. It was unclear what the attendance would be at the rally, given concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Republican Governor Chris Sununu said that he would not appear at the rally, and it...
    A woman who was targeted by Donald Trump on Twitter after asking him a question about women's rights at a campaign rally claims she was mercilessly trolled, sent death and rape threats and received excrement in the post.   Lauren Batchelder was 18 she attended a political event in her home state of New Hampshire in October 2015 ahead of the 2016 US election. Having always been 'incredibly passionate' about politics and gearing up to vote for the first time, Lauren posed a question to Republican candidate Trump about his record on women. Speaking in new BBC Three documentary Trump in Tweets, Lauren explained: 'He owns the Miss Universe pageant, and that really bothered me, and I also knew that he...
    "No one is denying people's rights to protest," he said. "We are denying people's right to be killed during protests and the looting and the destruction that’s transpiring. The destruction of private businesses." Historians believe the Boston Tea Party destroyed an estimated $1 million worth of personal property, based on present day value. According to the History Channel, many of the participants kept their identities secret out of fear of "condemnation from elites for engaging in mob behavior and the wanton destruction of private property." The nation's eventual first president, George Washington, while he supported the "cause of Boston," condemned "their conduct in destroying the Tea" at the time in a letter to friend George William Fairfax in June...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump rode on Air Force One with an official who hugged Kimberly Guilfoyle—who has tested positive for Covid-19—raising questions around whether the president could have been exposed to the virus. The official who flew with Trump on Friday night, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, did not wear a mask, her spokeswoman Maggie Seidel told the Associated Press on Monday. 3 South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem rode with President Donald Trump on Air Force One after interacting with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who tested positive for Covid-19Credit: AP:Associated Press Noem interacted closely and even hugged Guilfoyle, who is first son Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and a Trump campaign official, at a Trump campaign fundraiser on Thursday. The following day,...
    A top FBI official dropped the F-bomb when he explained to special counsel Robert Mueller how the bureau came to open its counterintelligence investigation into President Trump's 2016 campaign, according to a forthcoming book. The early briefing between Andrew McCabe, who became acting FBI director after Trump fired James Comey in May 2017, and Mueller at the J. Edgar Hoover Building was first disclosed in CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin's True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, an excerpt of which was published last week by the New Yorker. McCabe told Mueller, a former FBI director himself, that the meeting would describe the FBI's inquiry, code-named Crossfire Hurricane, but noted there was too much to say in one...
    Before and after the November election in 2016, stories emerged of Google employees high and low showing bias in favor of Clinton winning the election. With the conservative war against big tech heating up, led by President Donald Trump, is there reason to suspect similar bias in the 2020 election cycle?
    The Trump campaign praised a new study that suggests hydroxychloroquine can improve survival odds for some coronavirus patients after the president was criticized for touting the drug.  After repeated failures in previous research, the new study claimed that hospitalized coronavirus patients given hydroxychloroquine early in treatment were 50 percent less likely to die of the brutal infection than those who did not receive the drug. In a statement, Trump's campaign branded the study 'fantastic news', hitting out at critics of the drug who they claimed attempted to discredit it as part of their 'own anti-Trump agenda'.  The campaign also praised the Trump administration for securing a massive stockpile of hydroxychloroquine months ago.   President Trump had praised hydroxychloroquine as a 'game changer'...
    The California woman whose viral Facebook post seeking to shame a Starbucks barista for refusing to serve her because she was not wearing a mask has backfired and fueled a massive fundraising effort is now seeking to reap the rewards.    Amber Lynn Gilles, a yoga instructor, photographer and self-proclaimed anti-vaxxer, took to Facebook on June 22 to blast the barista - identified as Lenin Gutierrez - for denying her service at a Starbucks in San Diego.  'Meet lenen [sic] from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I'm not wearing a mask,' she said in the post, tagging the coffee shop off the 4200 block of Genesee Avenue.  The woman who inspired this GoFundMe campaign by trying to shame San...
    Mike Pence had to postpone his campaign event in Arizona this week after 'several' of his Secret Service agents reportedly fell ill with coronavirus. The vice president was scheduled to go to Phoenix on Tuesday but announced he was canceling the trip on Saturday due to a troubling spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. However, two White House officials told The Washington Post Pence had been advised to delay the event by a day because one Secret Service agent on the ground had become ill with the virus and several others were showing symptoms. Mike Pence was forced to postpone his trip to Arizona after several of his Secret Service agents got infected with coronavirus.  He is pictured...
    By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has fabricated a complaint that Democratic rival Joe Biden was fed questions at a news conference and read his answers from a teleprompter. This didn't happen. TRUMP: “Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday where he read the answers from a teleprompter. That means he was given the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never have seen this before!” — tweet Wednesday. TRUMP: “He doesn’t know where he is, frankly. I watched his press conference yesterday. He’s answering, he’s answering questions like this from a teleprompter. I said, ‘What’s that all about?’” — interview Wednesday on Fox Business Network. TRUMP: “I saw Biden interviewed yesterday. He did...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has fabricated a complaint that Democratic rival Joe Biden was fed questions at a news conference and read his answers from a teleprompter. This didn’t happen. TRUMP: “Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday where he read the answers from a teleprompter. That means he was given the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never have seen this before!” — tweet Wednesday. TRUMP: “He doesn’t know where he is, frankly. I watched his press conference yesterday. He’s answering, he’s answering questions like this from a teleprompter. I said, ‘What’s that all about?’” — interview Wednesday on Fox Business Network. THE FACTS: Biden did not read answers off a teleprompter. Nor did The...
    President Trump falsely claimed Wednesday that Joe Biden was reading from a teleprompter when answering reporters' questions at his Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware.   'Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday where he read the answers from a teleprompter,' Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. 'That means he was given the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never have seen this before!'  TJ Ducklo, a Biden campaign spokeman, confirmed to DailyMail.com Trump was lying. President Trump accused Joe Biden (pictured) of using a teleprompter to answer questions from reporters at a press conference Tuesday. Biden used a teleprompter to deliver remarks, but was off-script when he engaged with journalists in Wilmington   President Trump made a bogus claim...
    A CAMPAIGN has launched to build a statue for a footballer dropped from the 1925 England squad because he was black. Jack Leslie was kicked out of the team after selectors learnt of the colour of his skin. 3Jack Leslie would have been the first black player to put on an England shirt 3He played for Plymouth Argyle from 1921 to 1934, scoring 137 goals in 401 appearancesCredit: Crowdfunder The former Plymouth Argyle footballer would have been the first ever black player to wear an England shirt. But days after the selection, when the newspapers published the team, Billy Walker, of Aston Villa, was in the starting line-up and Leslie was named as a travelling reserve. And now campaigners aim...
    “Thank you very much,” said President Trump as he arrived in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of the American Workforce Advisory Board. “Busy time.” By the end of Friday’s meeting, he had signed two executive orders — one extending the terms of the National Council for the American Worker and the other instructing the federal government to prioritize job applicants' skills rather than qualifications. A third followed in the evening, making good on the president’s promise to protect monuments, memorials, and statues from protesters. The busy day was exactly what close aides and allies wanted. Last week, a number of concerned members of Trump World spoke to the Washington Examiner warning that the president’s...
    A Monday report from Breitbart claims that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden might face “serious issues” with his reported enthusiasm gap among Democratic voters. In particular, the report points to a memo released by Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager, Bill Stepien, in which he argued that the president is in a better position than Biden. Despite a recent slew of polls that put Trump in an unfavorable position, Stepien pointed to Trump’s “historic support” within the Republican Party, which he contrasts to Biden, who he says has yet to “inspire or coalesce” the Democratic base. In particular, Stepien noted Trump’s record-breaking support in the 2020 Republican primary elections compared to recent incumbent presidents — notably Barack Obama and George W....
    Breaking News — Valencia, Jun 29 . .- The Valencian coach Salvador González “Voro” begins his fifth stage as an emergency resource to lead Valencia after the removal of a coach, in this case after that of Albert Celades. Voro was first called in 2008 after the removal of Ronald Koeman and managed to prevent the team from releasing, while in the 2015-2016 campaign he covered a brief stage from the departure of Nuno Espiritu Santo until the arrival of Gary Neville. His last campaign as coach of Valencia was 2016-2017, in which he spent two times on the bench, the first after the dismissal of Pako Ayestarán in September and the second after the departure of Cesare Prandelli...
    A self-described 'fat Black trans woman' is celebrating a starring spot in Calvin Klein's latest campaign — and her own huge billboard in New York City. Jari Jones, 29, is one of several models to front the designer's 2020 Pride campaign, an achievement she was told she would 'never' experience after so long of being 'demonized, harassed, [and] made to feel ugly and unworthy.' But her stunning billboard is now hanging in downtown Manhattan for all to see, and she is calling the meaningful moment healing, affirming, and an honor. New ads: Jari Jones, 29, is one of several models to front Calvin Klein's 2020 Pride campaign Big picture: Her billboard is now overlooking Houston Street in downtown...
    President Donald Trump's campaign account has been banned from a popular streaming service for alleged “hateful conduct” that was aired. Twitch announced a temporary ban for Trump’s account, removing some content that was allegedly filled with hate, including a rebroadcast of the president’s 2016 campaign kickoff announcement in Trump Tower, when he stated Mexico was sending rapists north into the United States. With the election season heating up, and Trump’s polling numbers going down, the president has become increasingly brash and outspoken on social media platforms, including retweeting on Sunday, June 28 a video of a man who yelled "White Power!" to a protest. The retweet was later deleted. The Trump campaign launched its Twitch page in October. The campaign used...
    By Brian Fung | CNN Twitch, the video streaming service popular with online gamers, has suspended an account belonging to the Trump campaign, becoming the latest tech platform to take action against President Donald Trump. In a statement provided to CNN, Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said that “hateful conduct is not allowed.” “In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed,” a Twitch spokesperson said in the statement. The content that Twitch said violated its policies on hate included a video of Trump’s 2016 campaign rally in which he called Mexicans rapists and criminals. Video of that rally...